Arsenal new-boy Sead Kolasinac is an “absolute animal” according to Theo Walcott, after the defender helped the Gunners to victory over Chelsea on Sunday.
Kolasinac was surprisingly left out of the starting line-up for the Community Shield, but was introduced after Per Mertesacker was forced off with a nasty head injury.
The former Schalke man wasted no time making an impression for his new team, with some surging runs forward and powerful play.
After Victor Moses had put Chelsea in front, Kolasinac then popped up with the equaliser to secure a 1-1 draw, with Arsenal going on to win the trophy after a penalty shootout.
Speaking after the game, Walcott praised the defender and also striker Alexandre Lacazette, who came close to a goal at Wembley, but was denied by the post.
“The manager will be the judge but Sead [Kolasinac] is an absolute animal,” he told talkSPORT. “Not many players are going to want to face him this season that’s for sure.
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“And [Alexandre] Lacazette nearly scored in the first-half, it’s just a glimpse of what he can do.”
The two summer signings certainly looked the business against Chelsea and they will have given Leicester City plenty to think about with their performances.